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From: "Aida Kraus" <>
Subject: Re: [GERMAN-BOHEMIAN] Sudeten tracht
Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2006 07:37:32 -0700
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The "Egerländer," a restaurant, is situated up on the hill at Marienbad
offering a beautiful view to the visitors. And even after the Germans were
expelled, the Czechs retained that typical Fachwerk (like Tudor) building
and the folk art of our people contained therein.
However, the question posed by Carol was about the Moravian tracht,
which is entirely different from the Egerlaender tracht, and Karen is indeed
far more knowledgeable in this and will give you expert advice. She has
given seminars on Trachts of our German Bohemian homeland in the past and
she will hold another seminar in Fall. When this is finalized, Karen,
please post the date and place of your presentation here on the list.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Herbert Schwarz" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, August 22, 2006 3:39 PM
Subject: Re: [GERMAN-BOHEMIAN] Sudeten tracht

> Tracht remainded me of a "Restaurant" called the EGERLANDER , I think it
> was in Marienbad (possible Karlsbad). It was up on the mountainside and
> had lifesize Dumies in some of the local Trachts. Maybe Aida can give a
> little more information. Herb Schwarz.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 22, 2006 4:35 PM
> Subject: Re: [GERMAN-BOHEMIAN] Sudeten tracht
>> Catol,
>> There were several versions of Tracht from Austrian Silesia depending on
>> the
>> area.
>> The influences were from Franken Germans and the native Tracht worn by
>> the people who lived in that area before the German's arrived. Czechs
>> in
>> the area tended to wear more elaborately decorated Tracht.
>> The CGSI library in St. Paul and the GBHS library in New Ulm have a book
>> about old Moravian and Silesian Tracht.
>> It may also be available via Interlibrary loan. The title is Mährische
>> und
>> Schlesische Volkstrachten. Paintings in Guasch from 1814. The author
>> is
>> Miroslava Ludvikova.
>> An alternate title is Moravske A Slezske Kroje.
>> The text is in German and Czech.
>> The Silesian places mentioned are Freudenthaler Gebirgs; Deutshce
>> Gebirgs
>> around Troppau and Jagerndorf; Troppau; Gesernike; Bodenstadt;
>> Weiskirchen;
>> Kuhlandchen; Kunewald; Stiebnig; Stauding; Pholanzer Lediges Madchen;
>> Poruba
>> Dominium; Teschen, Polish Ostrau, Freistadt, Niesser Furstenthum (part
>> of
>> Troppau Kreis); Herrschft Sternberg; Domstadtl; Hanaks (very early
>> settlers in
>> that area) Müglitz;Plumenau Geburgs Gegend; Schebetau;
>> biskupitz;Jessenitz;Herrschaft Konitzer,
>> The last ones may be in the Brunn district, not in Silesia if all of the
>> Silesian images are shown together.
>> I have some photos of pastel drawings of a Kuhland bride's Tracht that
>> was a
>> "museum piece" in 1945 when the drawing was made. The dress is all
>> silk,
>> full length and VERY elegant. I did not see anything that resembled it
>> in
>> the book about Moravian and Silesian Tracht.
>> The whole portfolio of Images made in 1945 by Fritzi Mally is available
>> for
>> interlibrary loan from the University of Illinois. When I borrowed it
>> I
>> translated the text from German and put the translation in the portfolio
>> when I
>> returned it.
>> It may still have that translation with it.
>> _Deutsche Trachten aus den Sudetenländern_
>> (
>> / Fritzi Mally. - Prag [u.a.] : Volk- und Reich-Verl., 1943
>> You may find a copy of the portfolio for sale at the ZVAB website if you
>> search with Fritzi Mally.
>> Mally also illustrated other works about the Sudetenland but I don't know
>> if
>> they include images of folk dress. Your research librarian should be
>> able
>> to tell you a little about what is available.
>> There was little change between 1814 and 1880 except that costume may
>> have
>> been embellished more later in the century. A favorite embellishment
>> was a
>> cap embroidered all over with gold threads and aproms or skits of silk.
>> .It
>> was because Tracht was becoming so expensive with all the furs, silkes,
>> velvets, gold, silver and gemstones added that the new style that would
>> be more
>> simple was introduced in the 1880s.
>> German Tracht tended to be somewhat conservative and less elaborate
>> than
>> the heavily embroidered Czech Kroje that also developed in the area.
>> There was a Prussian Silesia also and you have to be certain that the
>> website you look at has versions that would include the Austrian
>> Silesians
>> if it is not about Austrian Silesians
>> Search with Silesian Sudeten Tracht.
>> Most of the modern tracht will show the styles since 1880. If your
>> ancestors emigrated before that time they may have worn the older style
>> Tracht.
>> Preussler Verlag has published a lot of books about the Silesian
>> Sudetens.
>> If you find their catalog at their website, you may find a book about
>> Tracht.
>> Just be sure that any Tracht you track down dates from the era before
>> your
>> ancestors left.
>> Karen
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